The Don Quixote Point of View: Realizing Impossible Dreams

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Don Quixote has become known for his crazy passion for promoting chivalry during the inquisition era. He had impossible dreams for a better world just as many of us do today. Personally, I think “the impossible dream” isn’t as impossible as it once was, and I’d like to recognize authors who are helping the world realize that.


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

by Eckhart Tolle

Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was first to suggest that we could alleviate all suffering by focusing on the blessings of the present moment. In The Power of Now, spiritual guru Eckart Tolle customizes this wisdom for our modern western world. By helping readers find their center and balance, he sets them free to be empowered warriors of the light, expressing peace and happiness each in their own way.


Man's Search For Meaning

by Viktor E. Frankl

Just as Quixote is known for his optimism during the soul-stifling captivity of the oppression of the Inquisition era, Victor Frankl has become renowned for the inspiration he reveals as prisoners of Auschwitz and other concentration camps overcome the harshest conditions imaginable and find reasons to live. What’s real and what isn’t? What do you have left when EVERYTHING is taken away? Victor Frankl illustrates the answers to those and other key questions about the human condition in what is one of the most inspirational books of all time.


The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Impossible dreams aren’t impossible! They’re just highly improbable. Best selling author Nassim Nicholas Taleb has put together a delightful and inspiring account of unlikely events throughout history that have had tremendous impacts. If you ever wondered about the impact just one person can have, this is the book for you!


The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships

by Jerry Hicks, Esther Hicks

This book, which was just released earlier this month, is already a best-seller. Esther Hicks presents the teachings of Abraham on how to allow our natural well-being to run our lives. Abraham says: “It is our desire that you experience an enhanced appreciation of your planet; your body; your family; your friends; your enemies... your work and your play; your purpose; your Source; your Soul; your past, your future, and your present..." In a world of “unreachable stars,” Esther and Abraham are building a latter to help us believe in and achieve any goal we can imagine.


The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

This uplifting novel is set in Jackson, Mississippi during the civil rights movement. It’s about a girl who is home from college and wants to become a writer. She collects stories from the maid (the help) who found herself unemployed (like many today in need of help). These heartfelt, masterfully-told stories empower the black community and inspire our young writer to pursue her dreams.


The Shack

by William P. Young

This powerful story of a guy who meets God has the wondrous feeling of a prayer and the integrity of a well-written poem. After the main character gets a note from God to meet him the shack where his sister was murdered four years earlier, he reluctantly decides to go, only to be suddenly transported back to the most dark and difficult time of his life. He wrestles with the question of God’s existence and nature, and in the end, is astounded by what he discovers and transformed forever. What a relief in today’s world of quickly-written, formula best-sellers to find a book that tackles such an important concept as the profoundly empowering nature of God and deals with it in such a compelling and painstakingly professional way!